Try to guess the meanings of words before you look them up. Research has shown that you can prepare your mind for effective learning simply asking yourself what a new word means, trying guess it from the context, and then looking up the definition.
Great Books Make Great Readers You have an advantage— you are learning from the best book ever written! This in itself will strengthen your intelligence in preparation for further studies.
May Allah (swt) richly bless your efforts to learn and spread the message of the Quran.